Aoife Madden, Head of Business Improvement for Limerick City and County Council, writes on the initiatives being brought forward by Limerick City and County Council to solve problems using innovative systems solutions during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Covid-19: Regional Economic Analysis
Social Care: a case of an underlying health condition
How are you doing today? Gathering the lived experience of poverty in a socially distant world
Lorna Meahan, Depute Chief Executive at Dumfries and Galloway Council writes about the council coming together and staff going above and beyond in adapting to the new reality faced during the Covid-19 crisis.
As we mark the beginning of Ramadan, Muslims and councils working with faith and community groups will be reflecting on how to observe and celebrate holidays during lockdown.
Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland, writes on why we all need to celebrate and support our binmen and binwomen in their vital role as resource managers on the frontline during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Janet Sillett found lessons in the versatility and importance of local businesses during this crisis – as well as some great plants – at her local nursery.
In quarantine with the internet makes fertile ground for conspiracies, misdirection and information that is just plain wrong. But do we make things worse by angrily confronting the lies?
It’s been over 15 years since the National Entitlement Card (NEC) launched in December 2004 as Scotland’s national smartcard. The Digital Public Services team at the Improvement Service reflect on some of the impacts of the scheme, and how they might reduce some of its complexities going forward.
It’s the 75th anniversary of abolition of school fees this month, but what does it mean when perhaps 95% of children and young people are now home learning? And should the additional costs of home learning be met by the state? John Fowler, Policy Manager, LGIU tries to answer these questions.
There are worrying reports that Robert Jenrick has told a group of council leaders that local government would have to “share the burden” of coronavirus-related costs. We can only hope that this was a slip of the ministerial tongue, says LGIU Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West.
Contact with both parents is vitally important for children of separated families. Elizabeth Coe, Chief Executive of the National Association of Child Contact Centres, explains how they are working to maintain that contact at this time.